, Volume 66, Issue 6, pp 414-418

Thermoemission reactor-converters for nuclear power units in outer space

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Conclusion

Thermoemission nuclear power units with built-in generators in the nuclear reactor core can be regarded as a promising source of electric power for supplying the needs of space equipment for various purposes with a wide range of electric power demands over a long service life and with acceptable mass-limit characteristics.

This article is a variant of a report presented at the Sixth Symposium on Nuclear Power in Outer Space (Albuquerque, January 1989).
Translated from Atomnaya Énergiya, Vol. 66, No. 6, pp. 374–377, June, 1989.